Happy Thanksgiving!

In various cities across America, members of the Sri Chinmoy Centres run enterprises that aspire to provide quality services to the public in an inspiring atmosphere. 

For the 2010 Thanksgiving holiday, Gratitude-Heart-Garden Florist in Chicago is offering special Thanksgiving floral arrangements such as this one pictured here. Two restaurants are offering a Thanksgiving dinner with many of the traditional fixings - all vegetarian and many also vegan.

Thanksgiving at a Sri Chinmoy Centre Inspired Restaurant

Victory's Banner Restaurant in Roscoe Village, Chicago hosts a very popular and successful annual Thanksgiving feast with three seatings (2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm), reservations required. Their dine in menu includes:

Butternut Squash & Coconut Soup, Organic Greens with Pear, Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Pear Vinaigrette, Veggie Turkey OR Neatloaf with Fresh Sage, Rosemary & Mushroom Gravy, Fig & Walnut Stuffing, Root Vegetable Risotto with Carrots, Parsnips and Turnips,  Steamed Broccolini with Lemon and Ginger, Fresh Cranberry-Tangerine Sauce, Pumpkin-Maple Pecan Pie with Whipped Cream OR Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake, Spiced Organic Cider, Homemade Chai, Coffee or Tea.

An entire dinner can also be ordered for takeout or the dine in menu items can be ordered for take-out a la carte.

Annam Brahma Restaurant in Jamaica Queens, New York also serves a special Thanksgiving dinner menu for eat-in and take-out. Open from 11 am to 10 pm on Thanksgiving Day no reservations are required. Their dine in menu includes:

Soy Turkey with fresh mushroom gravy; Scrumptious herb stuffing; Baked yam casserole; Broccoli with bechamel sauce; Hawaiian banana bread with nut butter; Homemade chunky apple-cranberry sauce; Homemade pumpkin or apple pie. Only $18.95 for a feast platter or $13.95 for a regular platter.

Sri Chinmoy - the inspiration behind both restaurants - wrote extensively on the topic of gratitude.

If you learn

The art of thanksgiving,

It will be so easy

For you to learn

The art of life-receiving.

-Sri Chinmoy